ISO 45001 Blog

Mark Hammar

How can ISO 45001 help manufacturing companies?

As a manufacturing company, you might be considering the need for an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) for your organization, and ISO 45001:2018 is a standard that you should consider as the requirements for implementing the management system. The manufacturing industry has a critical need for good occupational health …

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Mark Hammar

How to become an ISO 45001 lead auditor

If you have been involved in auditing your organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), verifying that you meet the requirements of the ISO 45001:2018 standard, you may be wondering about the next step in your auditing career. Or, you might want to become a health & safety consultant. …

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Kristina Bombas Georgievska

Benefits of ISO 45001 for small businesses

Running a small business can be quite challenging, especially when you’re just getting started. Among many priority issues in the beginning, there are obligations regarding legal requirements, including matters for occupational health and safety at work, many of which are requirements of international standard(s), as well. Entrepreneurs who want to …

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Mark Hammar

What is ISO 45001 change management process?

When you are creating your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 it is important to remember that implementing the OHSMS according to the requirements is only the beginning. Your OHSMS becomes an ongoing project that requires maintenance and improvement, and processes will need …

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John Nolan

What competences should an ISO 45001 internal auditor have?

One of the fundamental components of any ISO 45001-certified OHSMS (Operational Health and Safety Management System) is the function of the internal audit. As a mandatory part of the ISO 45001 standard itself, the internal audit is essential for checking your system’s performance and compliance. It is also an excellent …

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Mark Hammar

OHSAS vs. OHSMS: What is the difference

With the release of ISO 45001:2018 some people have become confused with the acronym OHSMS and the acronym OHSAS which was previously used in the title of the occupational health & safety management system standard OHSAS 18001:2007. So, what is the difference between these two acronyms, and what does it …

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Mark Hammar

ISO 45001 certification requirements for companies

If you are implementing an Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) using the ISO 45001:2018 standard requirements, you are likely considering having your OHSMS certified when implementation is done. If so, you may wonder what needs to be done to successfully prepare for the certification auditor after the OHSMS …

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Mark Hammar

How to improve your OH&SMS according to ISO 45001 clause 10

When reviewing the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 to create your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS), many people find clause 10, Improvement, mystifying. It is easy to understand that improvement is important, but the three subclauses within clause 10 can cause confusion, even though each subclause talks about different …

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Kristina Bombas Georgievska

Top six upcoming occupational health & safety conferences

Risk prevention in favor of safe and healthy workplaces in the past was seen as a waste of time, money, and energy, mainly by employers, but today there has been great progress in raising awareness and positive attitudes. The implementation of occupational health and safety standards, previously BS OHSAS 18001, …

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Mark Hammar

Six myths about ISO 45001

As you implement your Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS), you will find that ISO 45001:2018 has many myths that surround it, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. In this article, we will look at the six most common myths surrounding ISO 45001, and try …

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